Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy may still think that equal marriage is the equivalent of shaking a fist at God (or something), but his chicken franchise's corporate foundation is giving less money to noted anti-LGBTQ groups than previous years.
As Josh Israel at Think Progress notes, Chick-fil-A's foundation increased its grants to anti-LGBTQ groups from $1.9 million to $3.6 million between 2010 and 2011. But according to the foundation's 2012 public disclosures, it reduced its donations to anti-LGBTQ groups to $25,390 that year -- more than 99 percent.
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In the summer of 2012, the company came under fire for its anti-LGBT giving and company president Dan Cathy’s comment that the company was “guilty as charged” of advocating a biblical view of the family. Amid the criticism, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) and others organized a “Chick-fil-A” appreciation day.
But it appears that the company foundations scaled back anti-LGBT giving by simply scaling back all of its giving to outside non-profits. Their few donations included contributions to WinShape’s home in Brazil for needy children, scholarships for a Christian college in Georgia, and money for Habitat for Humanity and the United Negro College Fund.